11 Months Until Christmas

12Hey everybody!

Happy January to you. Today marks 11 months until Christmas Eve. Yep, just 11 short months from today Santa will be in the air!

It looks to be a busy year here at the North Pole. We have been in planning meetings for weeks now and I can hardly see a break on the calendar.

But I can tell you that one of the things folks here are really looking forward to is the spring season here at the North Pole – because there will be lots of reindeer babies then. Elf Victor says this year will see more reindeer born at the North Pole than ever.

Elves just love baby reindeer. Not only are they cute, but they are a lot of fun.

Santa doesn’t let them work their first year. He won’t even let them try to fly, though many of them do anyway. He says their young bones have to develop and get strong before they can do that. So that means we get to play with them and the elves really love that.

The biggest job related to all the reindeer is giving them names. Santa loves to do it but there are so many reindeer this year that he needs ideas. Do you know a good name for a reindeer? Click here to send an idea to Santa.

So check back with us often as we count down the months to Christmas. You won’t want to miss the news from the North Pole!

Elf Ernest

North Pole Celebrates Reset the Clock Day

su2015-24It’s a new year here at the North Pole. As is our tradition when the 12 days of Christmas are done we celebrate Reset-the-Clock Day here at the North Pole.

This is the day when we start looking at the new countdown to Santa’s launch. Elves are now back from vacation, Santa has rested up from his wild Christmas ride and we’re all starting to think about Christmas-yet-to-come. It seems a long ways away now…but it goes by so very quickly.

Here at the North Pole we typically check in about once a month or so for a while, unless there is big breaking news to share.

Stop by every now and then to see what is new!

Elf Ernest

Sending Thanks to Santa

su2015-6The North Pole Post Office gratefully acknowledges the many emails, texts and letters received in the hours since Santa returned home from his merry ride this year. For those commenting that they want a place to easily do that, we point you simply to our email Santa feature.

It is a well deserved weekend off at the North Pole for elves and their families. There was a small clean-up effort in the workshop and at the Claus residence and someone had the idea to reset the countdown clock for Santa’s next launch. But other than those few things folks are taking it easy and enjoying each other’s company after a long and busy season.

Many have written in to ask how the reindeer are. They are doing well, happy to be home at the North Pole after a long absence. They are resting too but seem none worse for the wear after their long ride with Santa too.

The weather outside is still fierce — high winds and blowing snow persists, not that it matters much any more.

It is a happy time, a time to count blessings and to enjoy some time together. We hope you are doing the same with the ones you love.

Merry Christmas all!

— Elf Ernest

Santa Safely Arrives to Cheers at the North Pole

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Santa’s ride is not usually exciting to the end but this year’s ride in coming home to a blizzard was certainly more than anyone could ask for. But it ended well. Santa emerged covered in snow but with a big smile on his face as the crowds at the North Pole welcomed him home.

And now all are gathering, at least, to celebrate Christmas here together. It was a job well done this year, one we won’t soon forget. Thank you for being here with us for it all.

May your Christmas be filled with love, light and joy with your family and loved ones. We hope to see you back again as we count down the days to when Santa rides again.

Elf Ernest

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Alaska Outback Reports

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Santa’s in the homestretch now. It has been an unbelievable ride around the world this year. At the moment he is in remote areas of Alaska visiting the few folks who live there.

Elf Ernest

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